Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Helping You Achieve a Better Quality of Life​

The Outpatient Rehabilitative Services Program at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center includes Certified and Licensed Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists dedicated to finding the right treatment to help you achieve or maintain a better quality of life. We develop custom treatment plans based on your individual needs and concerns. Services are provided for pediatrics as well as adults.

Scheduling an Appointment

Admission to any of our services requires a referral (prescription) from a physician. To make an appointment, simply call Rehab Services at 620-665-2104.

Please have the following information available when scheduling:

  • Patient’s name
  • Name of referring physician
  • Specific diagnosis
  • Physician’s order
  • Insurance information

Occupational Therapy​

Our Certified Occupational Therapists help you resume activities of daily living (ADLs). We’ll help you return to life roles that have been interrupted by injury or disease. You’ll learn effective methods of approaching ADLs differently, including use of special equipment for lower body dressing, managing medication in the presence of declining memory or thought processes, and retraining to manage loss of hand or arm function due to stroke or other disabilities.

If you suffer from or have increase risk of developing lymphedema, chronic swelling of the arms, legs, trunk, or head and neck, our Certified Lymphedema Therapist will help manage your condition through Complete Decongestive Therapy, which may include manual lymph drainage techniques, compression wrapping, skin care and exercise.

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center staff member working with patient on treadmill
  • Lymphedema
  • Sensory Issues
  • Golfer’s” or “Tennis” Elbow
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Hand or arm weakness
  • Hand or arm surgery
  • Burns
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Custom Splint Fabrication
  • BTE (biofeedback tool for functional rehabilitation)
  • State-of-the-art touch screen technology for hand/eye coordination, reaction time, fine motor skills, visual scanning, etc.
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

Pelvic Floor Therapy​

Here at Hutch Regional, we offer a non-surgical approach to rehabilitate dysfunctions of the pelvis. Pelvic floor physical therapy can be utilized to treat urinary or fecal incontinence, post-operative weakness, and/or pelvic pain. Our physical therapist also specializes in caring for pregnant or post-partum mothers.

Treatment may include manual therapy techniques to relax tight muscles, therapeutic exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles, modality treatments for pain management techniques, biofeedback treatments to improve body awareness, patient education regarding posture, body mechanics, diet, bowel and bladder health, and postnatal fitness.

  • Bladder Dysfunction:

    • Urinary incontinence (urge, stress, mixed)
    • Interstitial cystitis
    • Overactive bladder

    Bowel Dysfunction:

    • Fecal incontinence
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Constipation
    • Pain with defecation

    Sexual Dysfunction:

    • Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
    • Levator Ani Syndrome

    Pelvic Pain:

    • Pudendal neuralgia
    • Dyspareunia
    • Vulvodynia
    • Vaginismus
    • Groin Pain
    • Coccyx Pain
    • Sacroiliac Pain


    • Hysterectomy
    • Caesarean Section
    • Episiotomy
    • Abdominal Surgeries


    • Low Back Pain
    • Labor Preparation
    • Pain Management
    • Postural Alignment
    • Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques


    • Pain Management for Vaginal or Caesarian Deliveries
    • Diastasis Recti
    • Low Back Pain
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Urinary Incontinence


    • Rectocele
    • Cystocele
    • Uterine Prolapse

At Hutch Regional, you will be in a private treatment room with our pelvic health specialist for the evaluation. A complete review of your medical history and subjective reporting will be taken. A movement assessment will be performed and, if indicated, an internal pelvic floor examination will be performed. The internal pelvic floor examination is done intravaginally and is used to identify how well the muscles inside your pelvis are activating. Once the examination is complete, you and the therapist will go over the results, establish goals for the following treatment sessions, and answer any questions that you may have. Each treatment session is individualized to your specific needs.

The initial evaluation takes approximately 60 minutes. Each follow-up treatment will last between 45-60 minutes. Each session will be one on one the entire time for patient focused care.

This is a difficult question to answer without completing the initial evaluation. The number of visits vary based on the individual’s needs and progress. Patients are typically seen 1-2 times per week each week for 6-8 weeks depending on your specific diagnosis.

Physical Therapy​

Our skilled Physical Therapists help rehabilitate and provide education to prevent disability following disease, injury, surgery, or loss of limb. We work hard to improve your strength and mobility by developing a treatment plan custom designed for you. We use therapeutic procedures to stretch and strengthen muscles and encourage return of motion. Our goal is to restore maximum movement and function to help you return to the lifestyle you desire.

  • Total Joint surgery
  • Scar tissue causing decreased movement or pain
  •  “Golfer’s” or “Tennis” Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Amputation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Frequent falls or balance concerns
  • Pain
  • Progressive Disease including MS and Parkinson’s
  • Work Conditioning
  • Wheelchair Assessment
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Traction
  • Myokinesthetics
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Pediatrics

Speech Therapy​

Our certified and licensed speech-language pathologists are trained to evaluate and treat disorders that affect your speech, language, cognition and swallowing. Using personalized treatment plans we help you restore or improve your communication abilities and your cognitive function.

Our Speech Therapists are specialists in the evaluation and rehabilitation of swallowing disorders. If a patient’s condition requires it, the Speech-Language Pathologist or Physician may recommend a Modified Barium Swallow Study for diagnostic evaluation of swallow function.

  • Vital Stim® performed by a Certified Therapist
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Diet modification
  • Strategies to improve safety and function
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • Aphasia (word finding)
    • Cognition
    • Apraxia (difficulty speaking)
    • Dysarthria (slurred speech)
  • Facial Droop
  • Dysphagia (swallowing)
  • Feeding Aversion
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Speech & Language Deficits in children
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Voice
  • Myofunctional Therapy (Tongue Thrust)
  • LSVT Loud (Parkinson’s voice program)

Fall Prevention Specialists

Each year, one out of three people over the age of 65 experience a fall. We can help reduce your chances of falling or falling again by using a multi-facetted approach. Looking at gait, mobility, strength, flexibility, endurance, vestibular input, proprioception, posture and more.  
Karissa Ward and Jessica Zongker achieved certification as Fall Prevention Specialists following a 2 day course and passing an examination. The certification course teaches the clinician what to look for, and how to work with other team members to decrease the risk of falls in patients, particularly over the age of 65.
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